10 Jun 2015

Furthering a Failed Strategy, Obama To Send More Ground Troops to Iraq

Critics say that everything the administration is doing in Middle East is making things worse, not better. By Jon Queally In a move anti-war critics and foreign policy experts are certain to call simply an extension of a policy that has proved a failure, the New York Times reports the

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09 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Sugar Mama

Led Zeppelin – Sugar Mama Led Zep has just released a previously unreleased track… Led Zeppelin are premiering an unreleased 1968 track, “Sugar Mama”, as preview to the July 31 release of the expanded reissue of their 1982 album, “Coda.” The blues jam was recorded at Olympic Studios in London

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09 Jun 2015

UN’s Ban Ki-Moon Caves In, Takes Israel Off List of Serious Child Abusers

By Ali Abunimah UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has caved in to pressure from Israel and the United States and taken the Israeli military off an official list of serious violators of children’s rights, in this year’s report on children in armed conflict. In doing so, Ban rejected an official recommendation

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09 Jun 2015

Putin Says US Imperial Footprint Unmatched: ‘Draw a Map and See’

Despite US military dominance, Obama accuses Russian leader of attempting to ‘recreate Soviet empire’ By Lauren McCauley Responding to ongoing brinkmanship between the United States and his country, Russian President Vladimir Putin dared reporters to publish a map of the two nations’ global military footprints and then “see the difference.”

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08 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Thunderstruck

AC/DC – Thunderstruck *wow* Fortunately nobody was seriously injured…! I once saw AC/DC in the confines of Rock Am Ring, in the late ’80s… Germany’s Rock Am Ring hit twice in heavy weather 33 people were hurt at Germany’s Rock Am Ring festival when the site was hit by lightning

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07 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Ship To Wreck

Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck Florence’s new album, ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ is storming the charts and she’s about to storm the West Coast… Florence + The Machine have announced a run of North American tour dates for October, primarily along the West Coast. The

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07 Jun 2015

Demands in US-Iran nuclear talks as political Kabuki theatre

US-led coalition still wants inspections of Iranian military facilities it deems suspicious and interviews with Iranian nuclear scientists By Gareth Porter In the final phase of the negotiations with Iran, the US-led international coalition is still seeking Iran’s agreement to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit any

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06 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: Overture

Rush- Overture Rush will be filming their final overture… Rush will film their hometown shows later this month for a future live release. They play Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on June 17 and 19 as part of what’s expected to be their final large-scale tour. In April guitarist Alex Lifeson

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06 Jun 2015

The Bomb Iran Lobby Gears Up for 2016

A tight-knit group of neocon dead-enders is pushing Iran to the forefront of the GOP’s foreign policy agenda. By Sina Toossi In a recent TV ad, a van snakes its way through an American city. As the driver fiddles with the radio dial, dire warnings about the perils of a

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05 Jun 2015

Late Night FDL: What & How & If & When & Why

Bill Wyman – What & How & If & When & Why Bill has a new solo album coming out soon… What & How & If & When & Why is taken from Back To Basics, to be launched on June 22. The former Rolling Stone started work after finding

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